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Liposuction Q&As

What is Liposuction?
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat via suction. It’s typically done with a thin tube, called a cannula, attached to a vacuum. No matter how healthy your diet or how often you work out, you can still have pockets of unwanted fat that resist your best efforts. With liposuction, an experienced surgeon can remove fat, contouring your hips, thighs, stomach, abs, waist, chin, or other areas.
The Tummy Tuck is often combined with liposuction this gives a great result often as a part of the ‘Mommy Make-over’.

Do I have to wear bandages after Liposuction?
You have to wear a garment, that is provided for you. This hold the body tight and helps create the correct shape. You must wear this for 4-6 weeks post op.

How big are the scars?
The scars for liposuction are small and will be between 0.5 – 1cm. They tend to fade over time and simple techniques such as massage can help. They are red initially and it can take some months for the scars to fade.
When can I return to work after Liposuction?
You can often go back to work after a couple of weeks this depends on the severity of the Liposuction and weather it is teamed with any other surgeries. You Surgeon will go through that with you on your consultation.

When can I exercise after Liposuction?
We would usually not recommend exercising much in the first week. Walking is always encouraged although it is important to wear compressive garments. Gentle exercise such as running and cycling can often be commenced after 2 weeks and swimming is encouraged once the wounds have healed. Your Surgeon will discuss with you on your follow up what is best for you.

Are there any non-surgical options to Liposuction?
Yes there are but none give the lasting results of liposuction, Radiofrequency is the other option. It has to be done in a course of 6, one a week and teamed with exercise and a clean diet. It works with an electric current and heating the fat up to a certain temperature. This can be done after Liposuction to tighten the skin also.

I have lost weight and I have excess skin should I go for Liposuction?
Liposuction removes the fat, but the best results are achieved when the skin still has laicity. If you have excess skin the best option is to have an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), these can be done together to get the best results. Your surgeon will asses the area on consultation and decide what is best for you.

Do I have to keep up to a healthy diet after Liposuction?
While having Liposuction is a permanent way to remove fat cells, but fat cells can expand or new ones can come if you’re not looking after your diet properly. You need to keep your diet as clean as possible and add in exercise after liposuction to have the best results.